Qur'anic boards

Curator of African Art Amanda Hellman discusses Qur’anic boards recently acquired by the Carlos and in Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place, including works in the exhibition by contemporary Nigerian artist Victor Ekpuk that are inspired by Qur'anic boards. In Islamic communities across Africa, children attend Qur’anic schools to study Arabic and the holy book. Students write verses from the Qur’an on these boards as memory aides as they learn to recite the sacred text.